French fries 🍟

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French fries

Oh fries, how to be Belgian and do not want to talk about french fries!

This is a must in Belgium and any good Belgian who respects himself eats at least once a week minimum!

Alone or as an accompaniment to a dish such as mussels fries, steak fries, fried dumplings or flying with fries, we marry them with a little bit of everything, it's like the color black or the jeans, it go with everything; o)

My son even had the pleasure of eating at the restaurant during our last holiday in Spain spaghetti bolognese with fries, not very dietary I agree with you but what has it ate; o)


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Not to mention a good sauce that accompanies them, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, samurai, ... All we want as long as it's good; o)

We find fresh, pre-cooked, frozen, ready-made to be tasted in our famous chip shops or barraque (caravan that serves fries, like a foodtruck).

The fries is a potato stick cooked in animal fat or vegetable oil.
Previously they were cooked in a pan or in a pot but from the twentieth century began to use a deep fryer.

Personally, I do not have a fryer because it's too much maintenance and it's fat, j'ope, when I'm not going to get them at the chip shop because that's where they are better, unless they are made from scratch for frozen French fries. It's more practical and less fat.

We distinguish different names of fries according to their cut:

• "logs": square section of 2 cm;
• the "pont-neuf": square section of 1 cm;
• "matches": 0.5 cm section, often used in fast food restaurants;
• "straws": 0.25 cm section;
• "golden hair" (cut even more finely);
• "nest" fries (straw apples standing in a basket)

Since the end of the twentieth century, the largest amount of fries is used by fast food, which receives them pre-cooked and frozen.

Cornet or container the dilemma


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Until the 1980s, fries were most often served in a cone-shaped rolled paper, the cornet. The chips were then served in plastic or cardboard trays, the tray. Personally, french fries seem better when they are in a cone rather than a ravier, it's like drinking wine in a beer glass.

In Belgium, in the chip shops, it is often left to the customers, a cornet or a tray. The cornet is often preferred by amateurs; it contains more fries and the fries stay hot longer as you eat them as they are buried under hot fries.

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The choice of the potato

To prepare good homemade fries, the first step is to choose your potato which is the raw material. My grandmother repeated it enough
; o)

There are two types of potatoes : farms and meats.

To make french fries, it is better to favor mealy potatoes because their high starch content makes them crispier and lighter.

To make fries, the potato champion is Bintje. If, however, you choose a firm flesh variety, it is better to take the Charlotte. It gives fries to the firm and melting texture.

The cut

We cut the potatoes in sticks of a size that we like, big thick or fine style match.
There are also mechanical devices for cutting fries that are good and save time.


In order for French fries to not stick together during cooking, it is advisable to wash them well to remove starch. Although some prefer to leave the starch because they say that it is precisely the starch that brings the crisp to the fries. To you to see, test both and you will see ...

Anyway, they must be wiped before cooking to prevent the water from turning into steam once in the deep fryer and dissociate the cooking oil and lower the temperature of the fryer oil.


The ideal way to make good tasty French fries is to use animal fat. In Belgium, beef fat is most often used.

On the other hand, vegetable oils like peanut oil for example, are not bad either because they are less expensive and less rich in bad cholesterol.
The vegetable oil can be reused about fifteen times while the animal oil allows less cooking, a dozen times maximum.

The cooking

It must be done in two stages, in fact, the fries requires two firings, a first at 160 ° C, the time it becomes a little soft under the fingers and a second at 180 ° C to finish cooking.

After the first baking, drain on paper towels and let cool for about ten to twenty minutes.

Then, it is necessary to increase the temperature of the fryer to 180 ° C (attention from 180 ° C it becomes bad for the health and from 190 ° C it becomes carcinogenic) and put back to cook two three minutes, the they turn golden and crisp.

Be careful not to overfill the fryer otherwise the chips are too tight cook less well and may stick together. It is better to cook several batches than one too much.

Little trick, if you want to save time, you can proceed to the first stage of cooking, let them cool on paper towels and then freeze them in packages. That way, the day you want to do it, you just have to take them out of the freezer and proceed to the second cooking.

Bonus : homemade mayonnaise


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The ideal with these fries and to make a good homemade mayonnaise, to do this nothing more simple, I learned recently to make homemade mayonnaise and it's super easy and a hundred times better than the industrial mayonnaise, nothing comparable!

You take an egg yolk (of chicken raised in the air of course), a teaspoon of mustard and then with an electric mixer you start to mix while letting flow neutral oil, peanut or sunflower for example, you will see it's magic, the mayonnaise is gradually formed. Then you stop when it seems enough, the more oil you put, the more mayonnaise, no need to add egg yolk or extra mustard.

Try it super easy and delicious !! It takes two minutes top time.



Fried potatoes are delicious but over-eating , It may lead to obesity and double-weight but delicious , With mayonnaise, tomato sauce and some steaks.


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Hmmm! Look yummy! I can't pass over fries with some nice ketchup in it.

interesting post

This kind of food is for everybody that's why kids and adults love this. I like the ones with sour cream and onion with a little chili :)

yum yum, everything I love, I can make them crispy and tender to the interior a treat.

I love French fries. Yummy yummmy :)

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In Belgium and Netherlands there are some fantastic fries! Very good! Beautiful post!

Very nice! I love the step by step pictures. I’m cooking challenged so that really helps!
Looking forward to trying this recipe.
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I love French Fries! Nice post.

What a recipe in Belgian ideology. Never knew french fries preparation is actually is fun and licking finger. Have been shopping for it all time without considering its make up process and also the home made mayonnaise,i think i will give that a try because of its process and sure its going down with slices of bread..yummy. thanks for the much recipe. 🖒🖒

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French fries is my absolute favourite.....I love it thank you for sharing with us..

interesting!i love fries

j'adore les frites c'est trés bon a manger surtout avec les rotis

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It's so nice to see other foods, American fries are typically, pretty terrible. All the fast food places around here make thing tasteless fries just covered in salt and grease and call it a day. I love seeing the foods we take for granted as fast food being made into actual cooked foods, not thawed and fried.

Lovely delicious Belgian recipe
Looks nice too...

i also like french too much its more tasty when you drop some mayonnaise.

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French fries is very tasty food, i think all people like French fries, your post very nice, its very interesting ,
thanks for nice post sharing

Nice post on the best food or one of. However, mayo should NEVER go on fries.. That is just me!

i caught myself salivating while reading this post. keep enticing people like me

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FRENCH FRIES!!! Love this post!!

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Yes potato chips is good. Whether it be French Fries or what we think of as the 'Belgian variety' of fatter chips, they're all gorgeous. A company opened a chain called "BELGO" a few years back and they are so good, especially the one in Covent Garden in London. They also serve a great variety of beers. "Chips with everything" is a very successful play by playwright Arnold Wesker and it still gets put on today. So you see your post struck a chord! Thank you.

yammy i love french fries :)

Ohh delicious! excelent post :)

I love fried chips, they look delicious, ou can also make baked goods that are very crispy but a little healthier

great recipe, thank you:) I will try it later:) belgian fries are my very favourite. The best dip for it is joppie orgasm of taste^^

Yummm! frunch fries

After reading this post that I'm starting to crave to these and thank you for ruining my diet (in a humorous manner).

It's funny how so many people would give me weird looks when I dipped my fries in mayo, or my favorite, chipotle aoli. They are missing out!

its very nice post. hope that it will be very interesting thanks for sharing with great job..

my favt when I get hungry

Those fries look extremely good!!
Long ago I had some over in Germany that had
some spice on them, I think it was paprika.
I'm not really sure, is that something regularly used?
They sure tasted good lol

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